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Him Standing

In Richard Wagamese's young adult novel, a boy's talent for carving Ojibway art becomes dangerous when his creations start coming to life.

Richard Wagamese

Lucas has a natural talent for carving Ojibway art. In fact, he's so good, his creations come to life. But when Lucas starts working on a spirit mask for a stranger, he unleashes an ancient sorcerer, who gets stronger the further along Lucas's mask gets. Can he get this demon under control before it's too late?

Him Standing is for readers ages 13 and up.

From the book

"I want a legend brought to life."

"Excuse me?" I asked abruptly.

Knight grinned.

"I mean, I want the essence of a legend brought to life. As you do with all your work, Lucas, I want you to bring the spirit of a story forward."

"Which story is that?" I asked.

"That's where the work comes in, I'm afraid."

"Meaning?" Amy asked.

He looked at her and gave her a huge and dazzling smile. She blushed, and he smiled even harder.

"You have to dream," he said. "You have to allow yourself to inhabit the dream world. There you will find the legend and the story I want brought to life in wood."


From Him Standing by Richard Wagamese ©2013. Published by Orca Books.